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Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio Joins AIB

The broadcaster is the first Central Asian member to join the organization

Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio has joined the Association for International Broadcasting as a gold member and the organization’s first from a Central Asian country.

“We are delighted to welcome Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio as AIB’ s first member in Central Asia,” said Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the AIB. “We look forward to working with the whole team in Astana as the broadcaster develops and modernizes its operations throughout the country.”

Kazakhstan Republican Television and Radio Corporation is a state-owned media company that brings together the Kazakhstan National TV channel, Madeniet (Culture), Balapan (Kids), KazSport TV channels, Kazakh Radio, Radio Shalkar, Radio Astana and Radio Classic, as well as Kazinform News Agency and 14 regional television companies.

The corporation was formed in 1922, when the country first aired Kazakh radio.